Nancy Brinser, Chairperson– 717-838-5686



Household Furnishing Rules

1. Open to any age exhibitor.

2. If larger than 14” tall or 14” deep, please call Department Chair (see contact information above) so a display area can be set aside for the exhibit.


01. Basket– made entirely of natural materials

02. Basket– made at least in part manufactured materials such as yarn, rope, metal hinges, etc.

03. Stencil on wood

04. Stencil on fabric

05. Hand-painted home accessory (tin or wood)

06. Wreath– all natural materials– ready to hang

07. Wreath, in part manufactured materials–ready to hang

08. Pressed Flower Craft

09. Scherenschnitte– framed, ready to hang

10. Woodworking-Furniture

11. Woodworking-Other Item

12. Lathe Work

13. Rugs – braided

14. Rugs – hooked

15. Other


Premiums: 1st-$8.00; 2nd-$6.00; 3rd-$4.00




Sweatshirt/T-Shirt Embellishment Rules

1. Sweatshirt can be purchased or constructed by individual.

2. Judged on design and workmanship.

3. Open to any age exhibitor.


01. Embroidered

02. Painted

03. Mixed Techniques

04. Appliquéd

05. Other

06. Embroidered– Machine

Premiums: 1st-$6.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00


 Accessories & Wearable Art

1. Judged on design and workmanship.

2. No undergarments or lingerie.

3. No doll clothing.

4. Open to any age exhibitor.


07. Adult accessory– hat

08. Adult accessory– purse/bag

09. Jewelry (any worn ornament)

10. Other adult accessory

11. Child’s accessory

Premiums: 1st-$6.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00




Paintings & Photograph Rules





1.  All entries must be the work of the exhibitor, photographs taken in the last 12 months, and completed since the last Fair.

2.  Photographs and artwork will not be accepted if rules are not followed.


a. All photographs must be 8”x10” (portrait or landscape orientation)

b. Photos will be displayed in clear sleeves provided by the Fair.

c. Classes 1-8 & 10-18 are for unaltered photos.  Note that traditional photographic retouching adjusting exposure, color cast, contrast, sharpness, white balance, removing minor compositional elements or visible flaws, and cropping) is allowed in classes 1-8 & 10-18.  Regardless of subject matter, any color OR black-and-white photograph that has been creatively altered, combined or manipulated  to introduce effects or elements not present in the original scene or photograph MUST be entered in Class 9 or 19. Paintings, Drawings and Mixed Media

d. Painting/Drawing/ Mixed Media must be either framed or done on stretched canvas.   All frames or canvases must be ready to hang with a sturdy wire hanger anchored on opposite sides of the frame, such that the wire runs horizontally across the back of the art.   Tooth style hangers, centered wire loops and string and/or tape ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Illustration of acceptable and unacceptable hangers:

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Photograph Classes– Black and White or Sepia:

01. Scenery (Landscape/Seascape)

02. Scenery (Building/Structure)

03. People

04. Birds & Animals

05. Flowers

06. Still Life

07. Sights of Lebanon Valley

08. Photo-Shop/digital manipulation/combined

Photograph Classes-Color:

09. Scenery (Landscape/Seascape)

10. Scenery (Building/Structure)

11. People

12. Birds & Animals

13. Flowers

14. Still Life

15. Sights of Lebanon Valley

16. Photo-Shop/digital manipulation/combined

Painting Classes:

17. Oil

18. Watercolor

19. Acrylics

Drawing Classes:

20. Chalk

21. Charcoal

22. Pencil

23. Colored Pencil

Mixed Media Classes:

24. Any drawn and/or painted piece consisting of 2 or more media, at least one of which must be traditional art technique listed above in classes 17-23.  Rule d. regarding frame/canvas and hanging apply.


Premiums: 1st-$7.00; 2nd- $5.00; 3rd-$3.00; 4th-$2.00; 5th-$1.00


Check out our Fair Theme Photo and Poem Contest!!


SCRAPBOOKING & Other Paper Arts

Scrapbooking & Other Paper Arts Rules

1.  All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

2. Judged on beauty, neatness, and creativity.


01. Single standard (12×12) size page (plastic protector optional)

02. Album of 10 double-sided pages

03. Group of 3 different hand-crafted greeting cards. No computer generated cards. 

Envelopes optional. 

04. Gift Wrapping Contest. Boxes must be smaller than 16” x 16” x 16”.

Premiums: 1st-$7.00; 2nd-$5.00; 3rd-$3.00




Holiday Tree Ornament Rules

1.  All entries must be the work of the exhibitor and be intended to be hung on a tree.


01. Cross Stitch

02. Tatting

03. Smocked

04. Needlepoint

05. Crochet

06. Other

Premiums: 1st-$7.00; 2nd-$5.00; 3rd-$3.00




Fiber Arts Rules

1. Skeins must be finished (e.g., washed, steamed) and securely tied in 4 places using a figure 8 tie.

2. Skeins must be 1 to 2 yards in circumference.

3. Skeins must be at least 50 yards in total length of yarn, except Handspun classes 11, 12, and 13 where only 20 yards are necessary for each skein.

4. Skeins should be a balanced yarn, single or plied. May be natural colored or dyed.

5. All fiber arts entries must have been made within the past year and must be the work of the submitter.

6. For classes 1-9, attach a 3×5 card that includes fibers used, method of processing and spinning, what the skein will be used for, and how finished product will be created (knitted, crochet, woven). DO NOT PUT NAME ON CARD.  For class 11– write fibers used and methods for creating project.



01. Any fiber handspun on and displayed on the drop spindle

02. Wool or Wool Blend Yarn (must be 50% sheep wool)

03. Novelty Yarn– using any technique such as, but not limited to, crepe, corespun, spiral, boucle, slub, and beaded.

04. Angora Yarn (must be at least 75% or more Angora)

05. Mohair Yarn (must be at least 75% or more Mohair)

06. Camelid Yarn– no other fiber (Alpaca, Llama, Camel, Vicuna.)

07. 100% Silk yarn

08. Yarn, any other fiber (cotton, hemp, bamboo seacell, flax)

09. Spinners Basket: A basket of your choice containing no less than 3 skeins and not more than 5. Skeins may be different colors, fibers & techniques, but must coordinate to create a pleasing effect. Each skein should be at least 20 yards in length.

10. Breeders Flock display: At least 2 skeins, each skein (at least 20 yards in length) and 1 handmade item made by the breeder entirely from fiber from his or her own flock. Must be displayed attractively with photo(s) of the animal(s) that produced the fibers. Space limit of 2’ wide x 14” long x 16” high.

11. Wearable item made with handspun yarn. (hat, scarf, mittens, sweater)

12. Non-wearable item using handspun yarn (blanket, toys, pillows)

13. Handspun, Hand-woven item

14. Hand-woven item– Exhibitor may use any commercial yarn, but must be completely designed and woven by the exhibitor.

15. Wet felted item

16. Needle felted item.

Premiums: 1st-$7.00; 2nd-$5.00; 3rd-$3.00